Summer Internship in Washington, D.C.
The Summer Internship in DC course offering is being held remotely for summer 2021.
Course Start: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Course End: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
NODEP-UA 9982 Experiential Learning Seminar - Gottesman - 4 credits
Application required. Please see the application here for more information. Application Due on April 30, 2021.
Can be counted for SCA-UA Internship credit (government and non-profit placements only). Can also be counted for Politics major credit (internship with domestic policy focus only).
The seminar is designed to complement the internship fieldwork experience. In it we explore many different aspects of your internship site. The goal is to finish the semester with an in-depth understanding of the company or organization, including its approach, its policies, and the context in which it operates. We will also discuss more generally the state of the contemporary workplace and ourselves as workers. Finally, you will use the seminar to reflect critically and analytically on the internship experience and as a way to refine your own personal and professional goals. Sample Syllabus
Students who secure an internship through or with the assistance of NYU Washington, DC must confirm their spot in the program and enroll in the internship class in order to accept the internship. Students are required to complete a minimum of 140 hours in their internships to earn course credit; however most summer internship placements are full-time.
IMMIGRATION NOTE: To be eligible for an F-1 or J-1 visa, international students must be enrolled in a "full course of study" to achieve a specific educational objective at an academic institution in the United States. For summer term, a full course of study can be defined as one credit per week or at least 18 hours of class time for a non-credit course. For further questions and to discuss your eligibility, please reach out to NYU's Office of Global Services, email@example.com.
Other available CAS Summer Abroad courses are on this dedicated list and are also reflected below. For courses that could not be offered remotely, there may be direct Washington Square-based equivalents, and NYU students may review offerings and register directly through Albert.
Students may now register for a single course (4 credits) if they wish, for two courses (total of 8 credits), or for an intensive (8 credit) course from any of our CAS Summer Abroad programs.
This course is open to NYU and visiting undergraduate students. Students interested in interning in Washington D.C.-based internship this summer, either in-person or virtually, can enroll in an accompanying 4 credit online summer course. Weekly classroom discussion informs experiential learning as students intern (in-person or virtually) at one of the many government agencies, international organizations, NGOs, museums, and media companies that call Washington, D.C. home.
Students may live in NYU provided housing which is shared by a community of graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, and researchers involved in a broad range of academic disciplines including global public health, politics, international relations, and policy analysis. Please note: Students are responsible for securing their own internships and are encouraged to make an appointment with a Wasserman Center career coach for guidance and résumé and cover letter review.
Prospective Summer Internship in Washington D.C. course participants please see the Resume Review Form. The deadline to complete this form is April 20, 2021.
Visiting students wishing to participate in courses will first need to apply to NYU 2021 summer session through University Programs. Following admission, visiting students will be directed to NYU Albert to register.
|Undergraduate Tuition - 4 credits||$6,148|
Undergraduate Registration Fees - 4 credits
|Student Health Insurance (detailed below)||See Below|
Housing (weekly rate; minimum 10 weeks)
Double w/shared bath
PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchase of transportation to/from program location.
Students are encouraged to budget for summer programs based on individual needs. Additional resources for planning are available on the Additional Costs page.
Insurance Services in Washington, DC
New York University requires that students studying away as part of their education program be covered under an NYU-sponsored health insurance plan. Students must continue to maintain health insurance coverage in their home countries in the event they need to return home. Students can waive this requirement with an appropriate family plan.
Visit insurance plans and benefits to learn more.
As is the case during the academic year, course participants are responsible for independently securing their summer internships before the beginning of the summer term. Please see resources below to assist in finding an internship.
NYU students should first make an appointment with a Wasserman Career Coach via Handshake, and must submit cover letters and résumés for review by the Wasserman Center for Career Services before applying to internship opportunities. Students can also email firstname.lastname@example.org if they are unable to find an appointment time that works with their schedules. Visiting students are also highly encouraged to submit all internship application material for review to their home institution's career service office before submission to D.C. postings.
Review the Finding an Internship guide for detailed information about securing an internship in Washington D.C.
Note: Students have the option to reserve housing in D.C. for dates after the program, but must be in residence during the 10 week course. Students live and attend class at the Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center, which features seminar rooms, an auditorium, reading room, and student lounges and is located just blocks from the White House, the World Bank, and the Smithsonian museums. Students have access to kitchens with pots and pans within their suites.
Students may check in to the residence hall on any Sunday before the course begins. The housing rate detailed in the Tuition and Fees section is calculated per week, and students pay the corresponding amount depending on their chosen move-in and move-out dates.
Visit summer housing in Washington D.C. to learn more.
Young Leaders Network
Summer Internship students also have access to the Young Leaders Network events. Founded in 2014 by the John Brademas Center of New York University and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, the Young Leaders Network aims to promote in the next generation the spirit of public service as embodied for decades on Capitol Hill by John Brademas and Ted Kennedy.
The resources below apply to Fall and Spring semesters though may be useful for students studying in Washington D.C. during a summer term.
Note: Students who have yet to secure an internship may also check out these community service opportunities.